There She Goes is coming back. The BBC has renewed the comedy drama for a five episode second season. As part of said renewal, the series is also moving from BBC Four to BBC Two.
Created by Shaun Pye, There She Goes follows the day to day life of a severely learning disabled girl Rosie, her dad Simon, mum Emily and brother Ben. The series is produced by Merman and stars David Tennant, Miley Locke, Edan Hayhurst and Jessica Hynes. BritBox are co-producing.
The show’s first season, which aired on BBC Four back in late 2018, chronicled the dual timeline of Rosie as a newborn and age nine. The second season will be set around 18 months on and will focus on Rosie at the ages of three and 11. There She Goes is based on the real life experiences of Shaun Pye, whose daughter was born with an extremely rare and, to date, undiagnosed chromosomal disorder.
“Series one pushed at the boundaries of what television comedy can explore and achieve. Its unsentimental approach was shot through with love and humour to create something very unique and poignant”, said the BBC’s Controller of Comedy Commissioning Shane Allen, who commissioned the second season alongside BBC Two Controller Patrick Holland. “We experienced a tidal wave reaction of people who were moved and won over by it; the themes and stories of series two are richer still.”
“The massively positive response to the first series from parents and siblings of children similar to Rosie showed us that while our daughter is one in a trillion, we’re part of something much bigger”, commented series creator and writer Shaun Pye. “Sarah and I feel very proud to be able to tell more of our daughter’s story… or to put it more accurately, write down all the loveable, infuriating, beautiful, crazy stuff she does.”
While Merman Co-Founder Clelia Mountford, who serves as an executive producer on There She Goes alongside fellow Merman Co-Founder Sharon Horgan, added: “We’re so excited at Merman to be able to continue on Rosie’s journey alongside the Pye family and to tell even more of their amazing story. The nation fell in love with Rosie as much as we did, and we couldn’t be happier to be a part of that.”